One Alone in the World combines phycological romantic suspense with two of my passions, animals and music. Of all my books, this one was the greatest fun to write thanks to my American friend, Paul Tait.
Paul is a composer, band leader, and singer, and he gave me permission to use the lyrics of two of his songs, and not simply to quote them. They are woven into the tapestry of the story.
One Alone in the World can be read as a standalone, but it is part of the Richard and Maria Trilogy, and in books one and two they have a dog called Ben, a Jack Russell terrier based my own Weimaraner, who crept into the hearts of many Amazon reviewers.
Sadly, when you adopt a dog, heartache comes along for the ride. Ben couldn't live forever, so next on the scene is Annie, a Rough Collie Richard gives to his daughter, Eleanor.
"Rough Collie" is an odd name. My real "Annie" was a very beautiful and very gentle dog, unwanted, as too may are, which is why I donate 100% of the royalties from my books to animal charities.
Later, grown-up Eleanor adopts the Midnight Angels - two dogs "because all they have is each other". Richard calls them "Midnight Devils" sometimes, but who can blame an ill-treated animal for being defensive?